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Secluded Beaufort Waterfront Cottage on 2 Acres - Panoramic Views! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

'Bountiful-By-The-Sea is secluded vacation cottage made for Water Lovers!' We offer Discounts for the Couple desiring to have a 'Second Honeymoon' at a beautifully scenic and wonderfully private Waterfront location!

We also cater to smaller Family Vacationers looking for a 'Get away from it all' and Lets get close to Nature time-out!

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We are Located just outside of Town, for your complete privacy and relaxation, on 2 very secluded acres... with no close neighbors.

This peaceful Waterfront Cottage is located on a wide body of water called the NORTH RIVER... however it is not a river at all, but more like a tidal Bay located a very short distance from the open Ocean and protected by barrier Islands. This unspoiled natural paradise features a 220 ft. Shoreline with a 160 ft. Pier, Gazebo and a 10x30 ft. Dock at the end of the Pier. Great for Sunning, Fishing, Shrimping, Boating, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Swimming... or just watching the Sun go down while having a nice glass of wine with your Best Friend.

Please read the joyful Reviews our Guests have posted... and you will want to add your name to our growing list of folks that want to "Return to Bountiful".

The Cottage is bright and airy, immaculately clean and comfortably furnished with a 'beachy' atmosphere. All the rooms have water views! There are 3 Bedrooms each with a Queen size bed, 2 full Baths and an open floor plan with Kitchen, Dining and Living room all together. One of the most enjoyable feature is a spacious Sun room for waterfront Breakfasts... or just lounging while watching the water fowl and occasionally Dolphins, playing in the water.

Breakfast on the Sun Porch is really something very special!

The Village of Beaufort, NC was voted 'America's Coolest Small Town' in 2012... and indeed it still is! Check this out:

Now please go back and look at our "Song Bird" Video... you'll love it!

More Details

Russ Sanborn
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Russ Sanborn

We are a Retired couple that enjoy Hosting people... especially loving couples that just want to get away from it all to refresh their relationships... People who appreciate a spectacular Sunset over the water that is rippling with small colorful liquid diamonds.

Russ Sanborn purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Russ Sanborn chose Beaufort

We've been coming here every chance we had for 30 years and absolutely fell in love with this area. Beaufort is a special small coastal town that it is being featured in many Magazines as one of the 'Coolest small towns in America'.

What makes this cottage unique

The natural beauty abounds everywhere you look... and that is why we call our cottage 'Bountiful-By-The-Sea'. Come see for yourselves why previous Guests rave about this pretty Waterfront Cottage and the surrounding area!

We have a short video featuring some of the incredible Beauty of this place... yours for the asking!

We know you will Love it... and want to 'Return -To-Bountiful' for those special times and build those special memories that will last a life time and beyond!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you have never stayed at Bountiful for your vacation, you do not know what you are missing. It is Heaven on earth to me and my husband. It is so tranquil and peaceful and yet is still within good driving distance of anything you would like to do while on vacation. The fishing is so good and you have the pier to yourself and don't have to fight a crowd. The sunsets in the evening across the water is the most beautiful picture you will ever see, and just reminds you that God creates beautiful things also for us to enjoy.To make your vacation even more fabulous, are the owners, Russ and Brenda. They are the most precious two people you will ever meet and will go out of there way to make everything as perfect for you as possible.This is the place I have searched for all my life and I am so thankful God allowed my husband and I the privilege of finding this place and meeting such great people.Pack your bags and give it a try. You will never regret it, I promise you.

Owners Comments: This is the 7th time Sherry and Will rented from us. They have become 2 of our dearest friends. Many Thanks for your very kind comments.

Russ and Brenda
Jun 2012
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Beaufort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has views of the water. LINENS ARE NOT SUPPLIED by us; but are available locally. Information on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are not smokers nor do we allow smoking in our home! So far as Pets are concerned; Most Dogs are welcome (with a paid pet fee)... but no Cats or Birds or other Animals Please. We would also discourage very small children that could fall into the water. Please Note: This rental cottage is for family groups only. No teen or college groups; chaperoned or not, are permitted. No Parties, i.e. for Graduations or Weddings, etc. are permitted. Any questions? Contact Owner at


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Secluded Beaufort Waterfront Cottage on 2 Acres - Panoramic Views! Pet Friendly!
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Awesome!!! Fantastic!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a awesome week in Beaufort at "Bountiful-By-The-Sea". The view was spectacular from the sun porch being sunrise, mid-day or watching the beautiful sunsets! Everything was just great!! We are return guest to this cottage and enjoyed it even more this time. Russ and Brenda are excellent host, making sure we had everything we needed!!!

Our family really enjoys fishing and boating. It's great place for kayaking and seeing what you can discover.

The dock and gazebo was wonderful, a place we spent a lot of time. Also the crabs and fish were delicious!!

This house has everything you need and is very comfortable!!

Thanks Russ and Brenda for having a beautiful place that everyone can call home for a week or so!! It was Awesome!!!!

Thanks Again!!!! We Will Be Back!!!!⛱

The Arthur Family

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey you beautiful people... Thank You for this beautiful review! I am reminded that Life is short... and that gathering to yourself warm, loving, kind people is so very important! We hope you will plan to make "Bountiful-By-The-Sea" your home away from home. Love, Peace and Blessings to you all, Russ and Brenda
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Beautiful house and beautiful setting! Wonderfully secluded but still close to local shops

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Bountiful as the location for our private wedding. It was absolutely perfect. Situated on the water the views are stunning and we enjoyed the secluded feeling we had there. The house has an amazing sun porch and has a wonderful cozy feeling. The owners were so welcoming and helpful. They made us feel like family. Historic Beaufort is a short 10 mins away and Harkers Island is very close by as well.

Our dogs were welcome! It’s so nice to find a pet friendly location!

I would highly recommend staying at Bountiful

By the Sea. It is truly the best of both worlds.... a great feeling of seclusion and privacy with activities, restaurants and attractions close by.

We couldn’t have chosen a better setting for our wedding and honeymoon! Thank you Russ and Brenda for everything! We will see you again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda and David, We are so happy that you chose Bountiful-By-The-Sea to commit your lives together! You are very special people and we have been Blessed to have played a part at this special event in your lives going forward into a beautiful future together. We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Bountiful Blessings, Russ and Brenda
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We have vacationed and rented many homes from OBX to Emerald Isle and "BBTS" is our new #1.

  • 5 of 5

So many positives: Ramp access was great for our older dog and me as I use crutches. No sand to drag into house!! Concrete parking pad with good lighting. Nice grass manicured lawn. Quiet and secluded. Enjoyed the dock for fishing and cast netting. The sunsets from house and dock were amazing. Furniture and beds were very comfortable. We were able to rent linens from a local rental that delivered and picked up. We bought fresh shrimp(daily caught) from Miss Gina's roughly 3 miles from house. Easy short drive to Beaufort, Morehead City ans Harkers Island. Great shopping. Charter fishing is amazing. We look forward to visiting our friends Russ and Brenda again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as promised

  • 5 of 5


- Beautiful setting

- Comfortable place

- Pretty good fishing and crabbing

- Good for kayaking

- Hosts were kind and responsive


- Close to Hwy 70, and the road noise and bridge construction noise detract a bit from the beautiful views and otherwise peaceful stay

- The owners almost insist, albeit politely, that they come to the house and meet you. If you are sociable and like to meet the owners of the place you stay at then this is obviously not a con for you. We don't mind the visit when it is at the very beginning of the stay so the host can explain any concerns or show us around the place. After that, it felt like we were bound to stay by the house and meet and greet. They are wonderful people though.

Overall a great time! Thanks Russ!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love people... and we enjoy meeting new people... and we enjoy making new friends! We try to meet with all of our new guests for 5 or 10 minutes to explaine things about the cottage, answer questions, and help our new guests to find and appreciate all this area has to offer. Our Mission is to provide all our Guests with the very best Vacation experience on the Crystal Coast. We only asked to meet with you one time for 5 or 10 minutes. I'm sorry that you found that to be such a negative experience. Most folks find our meeting to be a Blessing and look forward to making new friends that will do everything they can to help them find the Best of what they may be looking for.
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  • 3 of 5

Our stay was relaxing. The place is quiet. Owners are nice. We did have some issues. We had an ant problem( a lot) in the house(had to throw food away etc -no compensation),. Dryer broke(which owner tried to repair- but didn't do us any good as we packed according to having a washer/dryer. There is a clothes line but too humid for anything to dry esp bath towels.. Fishing pier is not maintained. It was clean on arrival but by mid week it was unusable due to bird droppings big time. There was no way to clean it plus for the amount we paid for the rental we shouldn't have to maintain it. We did enjoy the porch-but it gets hot. It's a nice peaceful place. No boats or anything on water-very quiet. Fishing was not as expected. Feel it's a little pricey. Our vacation was relaxing and cottage is nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Well cared for. So restful. Great spot to take off for day trips.

  • 5 of 5

More than we expected. The owners seemed to have thought of everything to make your stay complete. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
North River Club
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 70
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Great selection in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Atlantic Beach, NC
Car: necessary

Unhurried and unspoiled historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea is considered a part of the southern Outer Banks located on the Crystal Coast. Beaufort has been voted the 3rd prettiest Town in NC... it abounds in early American charm with old Sea Captains homes, a Historical district, and a Boardwalk right in the center of town with Sailboats and Yachts moored right along the Main Street. There are several very fine Restaurants, Gift shops and Museums. Blackbeard the Pirate's home is also located here as well as the shipwreck of his famous Pirate Ship 'Queen Anne's Revenge'. Lots to do... you can watch wild Horses graze on the barrier islands... take scenic drives on the Crystal Coast with its unspoiled white sand beaches... visit Down East, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island or drive an incredibly scenic 30 miles to Cedar Island for Horseback riding in the Surf... or take a restful 2 hour Ferry crossing to Ocracoke, and the Outer Banks. Check this out:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

"2nd Honeymoon Special" Discount. For Couples only

Discount on 2nd Consecutive Week

Check-in at 3pm Saturday; check-out before 10am on the following Saturday changeover.

Electronic-Checks (Preferred) or Visa/Mastercard Card accepted. Until Reservation is confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice. Travelers Insurance suggested

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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